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What is Ning?

What is Ning?
And Ning gives you a lot of ways to create content - starting with an enhanced Blog feature optimized for co-publishing so posts can come from you, your members, even invited experts. We also offer off-the-shelf community features like Profiles, Photos, Forums, Liking, and Sharing to foster engagement. And to make sure conversations run smoothly and stand out, Ning has sophisticated moderation, anti-spam tools, and built-in SEO. "Ning has made it easy for members to get involved and submit their own photos, videos, and blog posts." - Steve Culbertson, Creator of Youth Service America "Ning's impact on education has been profound, showing the potential educational networking had to transform professional learning." - Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0

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Teachers' Favored Web 2.0 Tools At 14.2 tweets/minute, #EdTechChat was moving on Monday, August 19. (When school’s in session, #EdTechChat can log up to 2,000 tweets during the hour with several hundred participants.) Susan Bearden, Sharon Plante, and I co-moderated this week’s discussion on Web 2.0 tools, asking tweeps to share the benefits and challenges of using Web 2.0 tools, which ones are their favorites, and where they go to find new resources. Lovd By Less Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo 3D Projects Alice – Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment (free) Blender – Excellent open source 3D content creation suite (free, must install) PhotoSynth – A Microsoft web application that takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in.

Elgg 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators

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